lidocaine viscous

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GENERIC NAME: lidocaine viscous solution

BRAND NAME: Xylocaine Viscous 2%

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Lidocaine viscous solution is a local anesthetic that is applied topically to treat painful mucous membranes or throat pain associated with oral diseases and for procedures involving the mouth or throat. Lidocaine provides pain relief by inhibiting the influx of sodium ions involved in the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses associated with the perception of pain. Lidocaine is a local amide anesthetic that is thought to reversibly block nerve conduction and thereby provide local pain relief.



PREPARATIONS: Oromucosal solution: 2% (20 mg/mL)

STORAGE: Lidocaine Viscous should be stored aft 15 C – 30 C (59 F – 86 –F).

PRESCRIBED FOR: Lidocaine viscous solution 2% is used to treat pain and discomfort associated with irritation or inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, insertion of instruments into the respiratory or digestive tracts, and diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

DOSING: Adults: 5-10 ml of lidocaine viscous is recommended for the treatment of painful mucous membranes of the mouth or throat. No more than 6 doses should be given in 24 hours and the maximum dose is 60 ml or 1200 mg lidocaine.

To provide anesthesia prior to insertion of medical instruments or catheters into the upper respiratory or digestive tracts, 10 to 15 ml (200 to 300 mg) is recommended not to exceed 400 mg/day.

To treat diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract, 5 to15 ml of lidocaine is recommended not to exceed 60 ml or 1200 mg per day.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/13/2014

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